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Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. before i turn the podium over to my colleagues who will present the report about governance issues, and whatnot, i wanted to clear up some misunderstandings about the comp position and work of the civil grand jury, some of which came out during the last meeting of the government audit and oversight committees. i know the supervisors here probably know how the jury works and what it encompasses so i ask for your indulgence given the fact that those who are watching do not. the california constitution state law requires a grand jury to serve from july 1 to july 30 of the following year. in san francisco the presiding judge of the superior court empanels two grand jury, one that's the indictment grand jury and we the civil grand jury report on matters of concern. the citizen watchdog of county government, the civil authority has authority to investigate and viewt niez the conduct of business of county government as well as the operations of various offices and agencies. the 19 of us, all citizens of san francisco, determine which officers, departments, and agencies the jury will inves
SFGTV
Oct 13, 2012 6:30pm PDT
non-competition to our non-profit. so in the broader category of governance, some of the feedback in terms of the structure of the commission and now i've developed a biased of nine months, 10 months on the job i really feel this is a structure, this arts commission governance structure that built coit tower. this can work for us. this has been a governance structure that has worked throughout the 80 years of the commission. it has recently struggled. we've seen some challenges. i'm committed to proper education of commissioners so when they come on board they get the information they need. i think the real challenge has been an issue of transparency, of leadership, of communication between the director of cultural affairs and the commissioners. and i mentioned in this a recommendation. the president and vice president and myself now have monthly meetings where we go through any detailed level policy issues, we prepare for commission meetings, we grapple with policy issues. so i'm dedicated to keeping that line of communication open. i think -- accountability. how does a governing bo
SFGTV
Oct 11, 2012 3:00pm PDT
broadly based governing body can provide them. and it doesn't take much to make that happen we believe, and we'll talk more about that in a minute. we do believe that more community leaders are necessary in the commission to raise its stature in the community and if it does that it will find that raising funds from outside of the government will be more available, that getting support from outside of the government will be more readily available, and its interesting to note that these comments are reenforced by other -- by some of the people -- well, they will be reenforced by a past commissioner who serves with great esteem in the cultural arts affairs, and i hope you have an opportunity to read that as part of the responses. i'm not allowed to mention names, otherwise i would. so in summary for this portion, or this particular focus on governance, we believe that the work of the arts commission is too important to remain static, that it is living under a charter requirement that limits its potential to be a much more significant organization in the city, and we recommend wholehearted
SFGTV
Oct 9, 2012 5:30am PDT
launch, i think marks the very first time that any local government has gone >> technical difficulties; please stand by >> and was instrumental in the creation of proposition 8 against gay marriage and has made comments that catholic practitioners from the queer community abstein from holy community. recently the same persona apologized for his arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, behavior that he thought brought shame and disgrace on himself and the church. i wish he would issue a similar apology to the queer community. many in our community take years to accept their identity and sometimes longer still to return to their faith. these words are lacking in compassion and in many ways seem to defy the very basic principles of the new testament, values that include love, acceptance, tolerance and understanding. >> thank you, supervisor olague. supervisor campos. >> thank you very much, madam clerk. i just want to add my 2 cents to the statement by supervisor olague. we welcome the new archbishop to the city and county of san francisco. i believe that he officially takes o
SFGTV
Oct 12, 2012 9:30pm PDT
that diabetes as well obesity is a crisis in america. and we do need government to start taking leadership around the issue. regardless of the merits of this particular proposal, one thing i want to bring to city hall is a locally sourced healthy food insurance. santa clara county recently band all vending machines from their county facilities and i think we can lead by example, whether it's city hall, hospitals or our schools we should insist on healthy foods and healthy food choices and teaching our children how to grow their own food and cooking. so i would like to see an increase in community garden and an increase in the city with leadership around this issue. >> mr. everest is this your third or fourth use of the time card? >> i know i am out of these. [ laughter ] well, if we finish early i will come back to you. >> all right. >> now a question for miss breed and mr. resignato. san francisco currently provides free or low-cost health care to residents who can't afford private health insurance and do not qualify for coverage from the state or federal government? do you agr
SFGTV
Oct 14, 2012 4:00pm PDT
what organization you think would be best to support kind of ongoing either governance structure of the organization. so as the civil grand jury knows to increase the number of at large members that is a charter amendment, requires going to the voters. that's something i am open to looking at going forward for sure. but the first election that would be would be next november. so we have some time in the middle here to come back and hear from tom and see how things are going. so i'd like to proposes recommendations 1 through 3 require further analysis. >> can you hear me? under the state rules, you would have to actually provide some more specificity on sort of how that analysis will be conducted and the timeframe. >> president farrell: so when i suggest in six months to have the director come back, and provide an evaluation, and -- of all of those potential options, and i would like to hear from tom after six months going forward. would that be sufficient enough? >> uh-huh. >> sure. i'll go along with six months. and i'm not going to be here in six months but i would say i think a c
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Oct 14, 2012 7:00am PDT
governance official misconduct, including. the charter provisions that control it, and based on theam1sidence presented. and if you look at the facts and aç the law, it is clear that there are two possiblel+lcm interpretations of what official misconduct and while i understand and respect the position that has been articulatedíuááájuárjy and i want to thank president hur because it's not easy to be in thew but i think that he i
SFGTV
Oct 12, 2012 8:00pm PDT
extended. it was disturbing. first of all, one of the things idea that the federal government can somehow keep a city or any government frasa:@r protectinge health of their people. we cannot regulate the health of our people because of a federal regulation. that's ridiculous. in fact, the federal regulation is much, much more narrow than that. the second thing is the at&t argument that the issue that they're worried about is tissue warming. it's a very typical thing in industry for the industry to throw out a kind of red herring that throws you off track. the one thing we know about microwaves from experience is it does not generally warm things. the effect on the body is much more precise than that. and it really is out of respect that this body did the right thing tonight that i'm bringing that to your attention tonight. >> president chiu: are there any other speakers? please step up. >> good evening, supervisors. what a night. i feel relieved but not in any way jubilant. i wanted to give you some comment about public comment. i've stood in these chambers a number of times and watched
SFGTV
Oct 10, 2012 9:30pm PDT
governed by prop 218 in terms of the fees we can charge, we're more or less at 100% fee recovery, there's no duplication, there's the processing on our side that would be in the administrative fees and there's the contractor's cost and that's what we're recovering. >> and then just i guess a question about whether or not the mta has determined that there's any way to reduce the administrative tow fee, are there ways to find efficiencies in that area to control it, can we get a better rate than 210? >> it's possible. it was something early on in my tenure that i got a question from the board of supervisors about how high our tow fees were, and as a result of my inquiry, i got at the time a more detailed breakdown, i asked to the extent folks had looked at ways of reducing the cost and basically the answer i got back was that this was as low as we could go and recover our cost, so with all of these things, particularly a fee that is so kind of painful to folks, we'll certainly look both with we bid the contract and as we move to the new facility for any efficiencies that we could f
SFGTV
Oct 13, 2012 1:30pm PDT
forward and i want our city government to move forward at the same time. something that i had hoped not to see on the ballot, an effort to tear down our hetch hetchy and question whether and where we would ever get the cleanest water this country has from the hetch hetchy source. i have said over and over again this dangerous and misguided effort, it will be disasterous for our economy and some people out there are sulgting we can tear down this dam and still get enough water for our residents and businesses and i tell you, that's simply not true and it is insane. (applause). now, that's what's going on. what about looking forward? since this is a breakfast, to look forward. major development projects like forced cities 5m project to preserve the ionic chronicle building and preserve 4 acres of underutilized parking lots and industrial structures into an urban mixed use campus, we are getting that done. the muscone expansion project will assure our convention center remains a linchpin of our city's tourism sector and you know we have world class tourism in this city and by expanding
SFGTV
Oct 6, 2012 10:30pm PDT
volunteerism will push us in government to do the right policies and open up more government were to the ideas that our neighborhoods have about building strong cities. thank you for being here. i want to thank all the sponsors from the hilton who is hosting as here to all the organizations, to our partners in ecology, the think tanks that help keep us going and give us better ideas around the country as how we can do it. today, we are 70% recycling, -- 78% recycling, the highest in the nation. i hope we will get 2 1/2% with your help. thank you very much. [applause] stupak >> welcome to "culturewire." today we are at recology. they are celebrate 20 years of one of the most incredibly unique artist residency programs. we are here to learn more from one of the resident artists. welcome to the show, deborah. tell us how this program began 20 years ago. >> the program began 20 years ago. our founder was an environmentalist and an activist and an artist in the 1970's. she started these street sweeping campaigns in the city. she started with kids. they had an exhibition at city hall. city
SFGTV
Oct 13, 2012 6:00pm PDT
and there is an executive committee that deals with governance. i think with the new head of the commission and certainly all of us in this room paying more attention to the work that the staff is doing and the commission's doing, i think we can using existing framework to make progress. so with that i just want to reaffirm the mayor's strong commitment to the importance of art, and this department, art is such a rich part of our city and, you know, we are -- it's hard to hear negative things about work that we're doing. but i do think that we are on the right track. so i'm happy to hand the mic over to tom delaney now from the arts commission. thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. thank you for your time. and thank you. i just want to start by thanking the civil grand jury. i started in my role as director of cultural affairs on january 9 of this year and one of the things that came first light to me was there his there was an investigation by the civil grand yir and that caused alarm on my behalf about what i was getting into. but i think it was important for me as to note
SFGTV
Oct 13, 2012 12:00pm PDT
in the 120 and 150 and below that are not restricted by government. so one of the dexts in terms of dashboard is how would you identify those restricted from 120 and above? if there is not some sort of obligation nsr or grant and regulatory restriction in and how would the planning department measure that target? would the developer short of self-declare that they are intented to market it the a certain level and the planning department would try to back that into a category for the purposes of the dashboard? so this is a long way of saying that the 120 standard is just based upon sort of the general rena standards people have had sort of positions up-and-down about how accurate the rena goals are? and how achievable those goals are? but just to give you some background, that they are related tot fact that that was a standard for determining affordable housing under the state law. >> thank you. supervisor cohen. >> >> the 120 makes sense. >> and how do you estimate 120-150 with different other advice from the mayor's office of housing as well. so if there is no further comment let's
SFGTV
Oct 7, 2012 2:00pm PDT
itself. these are crimes against the whole way in which we expect our government to function. and for the press to function. and so these are very serious and should be considered very seriously. and in general if you hear what i say, i am in favor of strengthening rather than weakening sunshine. thank you. >> good evening, members of the commission and members of the community. both in this room and in san francisco. i watched the ethics commission meeting final hearing on 9-1-1 and i was stunned there was no court reporter. all the way through the mirkarimi hearings there has been a court reporter. there is no way to reference transcripts on sfgtv, we know that is not a court reporter. and i was stunned that i couldn't find the minutes and whether they were in april or may. i counted seven or eight or nine or 10 meetings on minutes. that were approved at once. and i had no way to read them. i am a disabled person and representing the disabled community. and damn it all, when we can't read this stuff and running them out of a job. and elected with 10,000 more votes than ed lee. i can
SFGTV
Oct 6, 2012 6:30pm PDT
federal government that domestic workers would not be covered by some of the laws that protect, you know, the working conditions from all workers in the country. and, so, you still have a situation because of this veto where there are no protections that prevent an employer from requiring that a worker, you know, work 16, 24 hours without a break, that requires a worker to stay on the work site just in the event that the employer might need something without any pay. those are the kinds of things that this legislation was trying to prevent and it's unfortunate that the governor vetoed it. but i think it's also comforting that here in san francisco as that's happening at the state level, that we are moving in a direction of protecting workers and hopefully we will get to a point where the rest of the state will get to that point. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor campos. and, mr. president, seeing no other names on the roster, that concludes roll call for introductions. >> madam clerk, why don't we go to general public comment. >> the next item on the agenda is the opportun
SFGTV
Oct 6, 2012 4:30am PDT
government in san francisco. it has always been about public engagement. we need the last bodies come a different viewpoints, different economic classics -- classes, ethnicities, and regions of the city to be well-represented on everything we do because that is what makes our city great. it is that the verse you point coming together to focus -- it is that diverse viewpoint coming together to focus and figure out with the public what it is that we should do, that it is time well, well thought out, and what we need to do to show the rest of the country that this city can work itself out of the economic doldrums and into presenting hope and economic opportunity for everybody, no matter their backgrounds. we also reflect our regional values in this city in many different ways. we want to continue selecting people who will make sure government and all of our programs are open to everybody. i want to thank each and every one of the people in front of me today representing the different bodies we are about to make appointments to and thank you for your sacrifice, time, and energy. today we
SFGTV
Oct 8, 2012 1:00pm PDT
extended to other commissioners, that's one of the things that, in the good government guide, the city attorney has recommended the commissions grapple with this issue and think about having policies about e-mail, texting and communications because of their ability to be easily forwarded by other individuals. does that answer your question? >> i am going to request from our attorney any information related to what we just kind of flushed out. the forwarding. because if someone is not acting with our agency, then i don't think they can attend a meeting for us. so i'm real curious about the priority. we're all engaging in those electronic communications. that's something that piqued my interest. >> i just said -- i would recommend we have a conversation about that because it seems highly unusual to me that a third party can somehow without our knowledge, create liability under the sunshine ordinance and put us into a meeting together. but i understand why we would want to avoid that outcome, i'm requesting that specific information so that we can have the liberty of reviewing. >> i would
SFGTV
Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
government have been [speaker not understood]. am i finished? >> you can finish your sentence, please. >>> you know who they are, the task force who will have new members who never attended the meetings, mr. capell the only exception, and we know about the ethics commission which has done nothing, nothing in all the years it's had referrals from the task force. thank you. >> thank you. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm richard nee. i'm still on the sunshine ordinance task force as a hold over member until my successor is appointed. mr. oka has seemingly admirable record in advocating for the disabled. certainly he deserves a deep tip of the cap or a high tip of the cap for that. but a couple of things kind of disconcert me. number one, his statement, well, the sunshine ordinance task force isn't really his favorite body to serve on. if he has another body that he would rather serve on, i suggest he apply for it. if he doesn't want to serve on the task force, if eade rather be somewhere else, then i would give strong consideration to that statement. another thing on his film 700, hi
SFGTV
Oct 8, 2012 5:30am PDT
balboa citizen's advisory committee. my city experience in terms of working with city government includes my current role at the mta citizen's advisory committee where i'm the vice-chair and also the chair of the engineering maintenance committee. i have served in the past couple of years ago as chair of the san francisco utility undergrounding task force and we succeeded in issuing a report. i've been involved for a number of years in the ocean avenue revitalization and involved in the development of the better neighborhoods plan around the balboa park bart station and ocean avenue. i'm a board member of the, probably the only property in the station area that has any nongovernment attachments to it, which is the historic geneva [speaker not understood] and power house which we're seeking to restore and occupy as a cultural center and were discussed -- that role is discussed in the balboa area plan. currently i'm serving as acting director of the ocean avenue cbd which comes right down to the entrance to the station area. in summary, i have a good understanding of muni's needs a
SFGTV
Oct 7, 2012 9:30am PDT
cost associated with increasing a citizen's access to democracy and promoting government accountablity. we hope to work with the implementation of this very important project. additionally, supervisor olague would like to thing her co-sponsors, supervisors mar and kimm as they have worked with residents of the housing authority sites. we don't have the need for a staff report on this, but i should point out that henry alvar alvarez, the director of the authority is in the audience today. >> he's upstairs. sorry. he's no longer -- >> so, ms. tucker. thank you. is the housing authority in support of this? >> the housing authority is in support of this. >> okay. so mr. alvarez was here, we would say yes. >> he would support, yes. >> so they are willing to pay the $35,000? >> it's important to note, other departments like the san francisco unified school district factor into their budgets payments for broadcasting. >> i only reason i ask that is i know that the housing authority has had trouble paying off judgments and other things so it's not flush with cash. >> they have an
SFGTV
Oct 10, 2012 4:30pm PDT
outmigration. task forces have said it and there is only so much government can do and we really need to begin to hold our private partners accessible. if you are truly look to recruel talented african-americans to come and live in this city, to work for our corporations, to establish businesses then we need to go and speak to them where they are. thank you. >> thank you. supervisor olague? >> yes, i just wanted to thank supervisor cohen for her comments. because we don't talk about inmigration enough and then sometimes when we have talked about the local hiring around construction, i wonder how do we make sure some that some of those folks from the community, who have been displaced or who are part of the outmigration, how can they access some of those jobs? so i think there are more conversations that we need to have around that sort of thing, but thank you for your comments. >> thank you. >> i think that my understanding is that this gentleman asked about the who is being excluded from the right to return legislation? i think the only households that i understand would be excluded wou
SFGTV
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
, addressing the inequities of school based fundraising and strengthening school site government structures particularly school site councils and english learner la advisory committees. once we established those as priority initiatives we signed up to project teams to focus on the issues. teach team will propose the plans for the pac's work and then reviewed by the entire pac group. some of these projects as i mentioned before will be a continuation of our work from last year and prior years. in deciding what issues we would work on, and how to work on them, one of the most important questions for us as a pac was how we could be effective in supporting positive change for the district especially in our efforts to close the ongoing gaps in opportunity and achievement between different pop populations of children across sfusd. we'll meet with district staff and other advocates to look at ways we can work together to engage families and community members in pursuit of these initiatives and look forward to working with you, the board of education commissioners to discussion these is
SFGTV
Oct 12, 2012 11:30am PDT
governance and we had a discussion about it. and i believe we were all pretty much on the same page in improving it. >> i was surprised, did i read this correctly, no other city in the country has done this. putting these together, as far as we know? >> as far as we know, these are policies and practices that have been in place for years that reflect the engineering judgment of our transportation professionals. they have not for us been documented and codified in one place. and the clarifying amendment to the resolution was to clear up confusion among the public. whether we were implementing something new than documenting the existing practices. and any changes that we make in traffic will always come to you. we are starting practices, and anything that we contemplate there, we will take through an exhaustive public process. this item is articulating and documenting existing policy. >> we have not done that and this is fine. members of the public didn't understand this. there were a number of things. >> i wanted to commend the staff for putting together such a great report. i thought i
SFGTV
Oct 10, 2012 2:00am PDT
members. and i'm just afraid how this government -- ourselves as a numbers, how do they -- we deserve respect. we, as a community members in my united parents committee, we stand up for ross mirkarimi and we stand up for the dignity of a woman, of a family. because you know that a family is a really important part of our society. i'm a -- domestic violence and i am not here because casa dlos madres is helping me. they only want my picture once a week and then after that, raise money to get that money, and do i don't know what. we don't know what they do with that money because they only trying to get publicize themselves and get more and more money, and serve the mayor of san francisco because this is -- i hear a lot that this is ethics commission mayor, women -- what is the other commission? and every other commission is a mayor's commission. and i'm really afraid also that this city hall is not going to so please reinstate ross mirkarimi,Ñér reinstate the dignity of the woman, reinstate the justice in san francisco. thank >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker#mj;c. >> hi. my
SFGTV
Oct 10, 2012 5:00am PDT
balances of governments if i were you. the board of supervisors is supposed to be a balance to the mayor. i would act on that. thank you. >> hi. maria morgan and president chiu you might want to get the gaveli ready because i think you're going to need it. i am here to ask you to remove ross from office. i'm here for$j the many san franciscans who are unable to attendz0utáq very lengthy hearings. many, many people want him removed from office. i knowa,a÷) that supervisor kim was concerned about what the standard for removal should be, and one of the interestinoqí things in one of the polls is that 66% of the people in your district saida was on probation should not serve as sheriff. and even in ross mirkarimi's former supervisorial district a majority of people supported his removal from- so i'm here to ask you -- i don't think it's a difficult decision. he needs to be removed from office. it's the right thing for san francisco. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker. and again, again i need to reiterate membmv3vsnz the public should not be expressing statements of oppo
SFGTV
Oct 12, 2012 2:00am PDT
of just that in san francisco. what we need to do as the government and the transportation agency is make sure there are good choices available to people in terms of how they get around san francisco. we want people to feel like they don't need to get in their car, they don't want to get in their car, maybe like supervisor chiu and i, they don't own a car because there are other good options for them to get around san francisco and there are ways they can get around that aren't going to clog our streets with traffic or fill our air with pollution, and i think scoot represents just one of those options and we're very happy to welcome them to san francisco, we're happy to do our small part in facilitating their launch here, i want to thank our director of off street parking manages all the mta parking garages and lots, we want to be through the management of those lots supportive of better ways to move around san francisco, cleaner ways to move around san francisco, so congratulations on your public launch, i look forward to seeing these red vehicles scooting around our streets safely
SFGTV
Oct 13, 2012 7:30pm PDT
finding 1 finding 19 that d as a capital expense by our city government. recommendation no. 8, that human and material resources adequate to -- >> vice president elsbernd: can i ask a question of the staff on maintenance and capital there. i agree with the theory that supervisor farrell is putting forward but in the budget game that happens every year, and the capital dollars that are available, isn't it more likely they're going to have a better shot at getting money if it's appropriated as capital? because operating costs are going all over the place. capital costs not so much. wait 'til you get to the mic. >> of think some of the wording here whether it's an operating cost or an operating expense, a capital cost, exal expense, from a funding perspective if it's coming from capital planning we're going to defend it and we haven't increased it in the last few years. >> vice president elsbernd: what do you mean defend it? as a priority because we are focused on long-term funding. >> vice president elsbernd: i guess i was thinking there's more money available for this kind of capital
SFGTV
Oct 13, 2012 11:30pm PDT
had important roles in city of government and served as the executive director of the san francisco human rights commission and he worked as an attorney for the asian law caucasus which is a very important organization in the bay area. throughout his career, his entire career, mayor lee has demonstrated an unwaivering commitment to the people of this great city and to our community. and he honors us with his presence here today. ladies and gentlemen, mayor ed lee. [ applause ] >> hello everybody ! >> hello. ?2<&8.k,vr u.s. attorney melinda haigh for that wonderful introduction and richard carranza and mr. hirsch, but the no. 1 thing we care about you, we care about and your future and where you are going. when you get out of school being san franciscoans we'll have the best jobs in the world waiting for you. everyone one of you, how about that for san francisco? [ applause ] all right. well, let me start out by saying we're here in herbs theater. you have to know this is a special place. this is an historic landmark events place in san francisco. in 1945 the united nations charter w
SFGTV
Oct 6, 2012 2:00pm PDT
coordination of the federal, local and state governments in order to put americans to work building a 21st century infrastructure and providing california with more transportation choices. and the san francisco downtown ferry project is something that is spearheaded by the san francisco bay water emergency transportation authority. and they have been doing a great job and their project will improve the land side facilities and allow up to 6 new ferry bursts and as many as 10,000 per day, and so they have been working a draft, eir, eif which we hope to see in the beginning of the calendar year and they have been working with the port and partner and bc bc and so that is one of really great things that we see moving forward now in a expedited fashion. >> that leads me for introduce you the partner that wants to give you a sneak peek that the equity office has been working on with the port and many others that share jurisdiction. >> my sneak peek is a sneak speak because our it translating this live to the lap top did not work, unfortunately. but i am going to talk us through this, it is a br
SFGTV
Oct 12, 2012 2:30pm PDT
this government -- ourselves as a numbers, how do they -- we deserve respect. we, as a community members in my united parents committee, we stand up for ross mirkarimi and we stand up for the dignity of a woman, of a family. because you know that a family is a really important part of our society. i'm a -- domestic violence and i am not here because casa dlos madres is helping me. they only want my picture once a week and then after that, raise money to get that money, and do i don't know what. we don't know what they do with that money because they only trying to get publicize themselves and get more and more money, and serve the mayor of san francisco because this is -- i hear a l
SFGTV
Oct 10, 2012 2:30am PDT
that vote to ensure there's public integrity in this government, so3ép8 the people tt partisan purposes. >> president chiu: thank you. nextv]orátqp)q). >> hello, supervisors. my name is erica mcdonald, i'm reinstatement of sheriff ross mirkari-bc@&5j4(p&c"p%all of yoe received lengthy e-mails from me detailing a violent crime committed against me in this city. thank you, supervisor wiener for your compassionate response. i want to give you my case number, 980490385.
SFGTV
Oct 12, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. unfortunately i'm afraid government is going to have to step in and say you must do this or we will sue you. there is lots of police time and energy and worse, there are many, many citizens who are getting really badly hurt for their iphones and their ipads. >> thank you, mr. resignato. >> i'm going to go back to transit issues. i think we need to double down on being a transit-first city, which means improving muni, so it's a viable transit option for everybody. i agree with increasing bike access and even experting with sunday streets, which is closing off a lot of your streets to car traffic. i think it's a great model, but i also think we have to do the simple things like fix the roads and sidewalks. there are a lot of places in district 5 where the sidewalks are in disrepair. i have had several friends who have tripped and fallen, but really who that impacts the most are the elderly and the disabled, who have a hard enough time getting around, let alone if the sidewalk is messed up. transit issues are important and i would like to see those things worked on and that is what i will do a
SFGTV
Oct 14, 2012 4:30pm PDT
honored. however we have what the government has called a ponzi scheme and so there needs to be definitely a serious readjustment of the priorities in terms of making it more of a private sector-funded type of pension benefit program going forward. >> thank you. >> mr. leno? >> let me also thank both leagues for bringing us together today and also it is a real pleasure to be here with miss dillan who is a great respectful of her party and an activist in the community. as i think that most californians know that we have spent a lot of time dealing with the issue of pension reform for the public sector workers and i think that we have reached a point where we can going forward deal with pensions in a much more sustain able fashion so that we won't see cities in particular having upwards of 25, 30 percent of the general fund having to go to pension obligations. of course, those promises already made must legally be adhered to. i have also said in a lot of time in this past year, looking at private sector employees in publicly traded corporations, who have seen their benefits wiped
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Oct 8, 2012 6:30pm PDT
francisco their staff of the separate body governed by a five-member commission appointed by the appo inted by t hemayor with two specific seats for the districts. the primary districts for these areas; important for the board and approved by the mayor that the district included actual residents and stakeholders the successor agency commission. s in terms of the planning commission role, it is an change of the legislation, unchanged pre-dissolution when the board adopted resolution 1112 the creators oversight, that has been peeled off because state law has required it and the state department of finance has required that this oversight body simply just do fiduciary oversight, review and approve the payment schedules and other required functions under state law and a separate body governed by the structure under the city and county of san francisco, the board appointment -- rather the mayor appointments of those five seats goals of the normal board appointment processes all other commissions and boards. the board retains its authority over the redevelopment plans. pursuant to the contr
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